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Sister Maria Luisa "Molly" Muñoz papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1128

Scope and Contents

The Sister Maria Luisa “Molly” Muñoz papers date from 1972 to 2006 and measure 0.25 linear inches (one folder). The papers include awards, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1972 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Maria Luisa “Molly” Muñoz was born in West Des Moines to Mexican migrant parents. In 1956, she joined the order of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM). She was also a member of the Sisters of Humility of Mary of Davenport, Iowa. She worked with migrant workers and families in Muscatine, Iowa, and surrounding communities between the 1960s and 1980s. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Muscatine Migrant Committee’s on-site health clinic, where she worked as a nurse.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Chicana nun, nurse, and activist that worked closely with migrant workers and families.


The papers are housed within the Mujeres Latinas Oral History Project collection (IWA0822).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 982) were donated by Christopher Muñoz in 2007.

María G. Marroquín Pérez, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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